Over a Dozen Americans Who Tested Positive For Coronavirus Flown Back to US on Flight With 300 Others, Ignoring CDC Objections
Fourteen Americans who tested positive for the Coronavirus were flown back to the US on a flight with over 300 people who were not infected, despite objections from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The flight was filled with people who were evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, which had been quarantined due to an outbreak of the virus.
The State Department and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials were behind the decision to allow the fourteen people to fly back to the states — ignoring the warnings from the CDC, who said that others on the flight could become infected.
The plane had a plastic-lined enclosure to separate the infected passengers from the others, according to a report from the Washington Post.